CRJ 305 WEEK 4 QUIZ 1 Which of the following explanations of police corruption diverts attention away from the possibility that corruption is systemic, arguing instead that corrupt acts are committed by only a few "bad" officers within otherwise ethical departments? 2 Techniques of neutralization refer to processes of protecting ourselves from guilt and negative self-image by justifying or rationalizing our actions. 3 Acts of omission by criminal justice professionals that involve not fulfilling one's professional responsibilities could be considered acts of misfeasance. 4 Misfeasance is the "improper performance of some act that an official may lawfully do." 5 The vast majority of major religious groups in the United States officially support capital punishment. 6 At the very least it does seem as if the existence of being or doing what is good for the right reasons is obvious and simple. 7 Plato's story of the "ring of Gyges" was used in class to illustrate the importance of which of the following questions: 8 With respect to religion and morality, the problem of common ground refers to the fact that religious commands and principles: 9 Which of the following actions, if committed by a law enforcement officer, would be considered "corruption of authority"? 10 Which of the following involves rationalizing misconduct by perceiving informal norms - such as secrecy or loyalty to fellow officers - to be more important than societal laws, norms, or the formal norms of the organization by which one is employed? 11 Direct misconduct by a police officer, such as extorting money from drug dealers, would be an example of which of the following forms of misconduct? 12 Simply stated, our awareness that certain actions are morally wrong can be referred to as: 13 Psychological egoism insists that we cannot be moral because of our fundamental self-interests. 14 Although it may be useful for discouraging some undesirable forms of behavior, the use of punishment may serve as an impediment to the development of genuine morality. 15 Violations of the law usually go unpunished. 16 Hiring officers with higher levels of moral character and placing greater emphasis on ethics in education and training will, in principle, reduce the likelihood that new officers will become involved in corrupt activities. 17 Which of the following refers to the anxiety or discomfort we experience when we deviate from our own internal standards of right and wrong? 18 Most of us do believe we can be and often are moral. 19 Accepting gifts from inmates for special considerations (e.g., choice cells or job assignments) is a form of prison corruption categorized as: 20 A law enforcement officer accepting money or other favors for overlooking traffic violations would be classified as which of the following forms of corruption?